Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Spy agencies ripped on Iran intel (When policy drives intelligence, expect a crash)

Spy agencies ripped on Iran intel

This should scare you. Essentially, the intelligence agencies are being yelled at for not finding what they have been told to find.
"WASHINGTON - A key House committee issued a stinging critique of U.S. intelligence on Iran Wednesday, charging that the CIA and other agencies lack 'the ability to acquire essential information necessary to make judgments' on Tehran's nuclear program, its intentions or even its ties to terrorism.

The 29-page report, principally written by a Republican staff member on the House intelligence committee who holds a hard-line view on Iran, fully backs the White House position that the Islamic republic is moving forward with a nuclear weapons program and that it poses a significant danger to the United States. But it chides the intelligence community for not providing enough direct evidence to support that assertion."
Does anyone else besides me think that, perhaps, not talking to a country for 27 years is going to hamper the ability to plant spies in said society?

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. That way, when you fight...guess who's surrounded...

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